Fawad urges opposition to submit suggestions for electoral reforms

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has urged the opposition to submit their suggestions for electoral reforms to hold the next general elections through electronic voting system.

He was briefing media in Islamabad this afternoon, about decisions taken by the Federal Cabinet, which met in in the federal capital today (Tuesday) with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said Prime Minister’s Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Babar Awan briefed the cabinet about electoral reforms and electronic voting machine.

He said we want to move forward on electoral reforms with political consensus. Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to the Speaker National Assembly to engage the opposition on the subject matter. He said the Speaker has, too, written letters to the opposition leaders for their input on electoral voting system.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said, unfortunately, the opposition has yet not come up with its suggestions for the electoral reforms. He said the government cannot wait for opposition’s response indefinitely as it wants to hold next general elections through Electronic Voting Machines and grant overseas Pakistanis right to franchise.